Shine bright like a diamond...

“The hardness of a diamond is part of it’s usefulness, but it’s true value is the light that shines through it.”

B.K.S. Iyengar

Learn to silence the inner critic. Even our most destructive patterns began as adaptations to stress. The logic of your inner critic is: “I’ll hurt myself so no one else can, or if they do, it won’t surprise me.”

Personal growth involves realising when old ways of protecting ourselves actually brings us more harm. An inner critic is like a record that gets stuck in a groove – playing the same phrase of music over and over again. Meditation is a way to change the songs… You place your focus on your breath, gently observe the mind’s tendency towards critique and then come back to your breath. We find a positive affirmation to replace our inner critic’s mantras of self-doubt and assert our deepest truth, which is, on the most fundamental level, that you are enough,

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

Anais Nin